Study Answers Burning Question: Does Coke Kill Sperm?

If you thought Coca-Cola could work as a contraceptive, think again.

Deborah Anderson, a Harvard Medical School researcher, said the soda’s acidity does not kill sperm, the Australian Associated Press reported.

Many women in third-world countries use the soft drink as an after-sex douche, hoping to kill sperm. The belief held true in America until the 1960s.

Sperm travels very quickly and would reach the cervix before the douche had a chance to work, Anderson said.

Another reason not to try this: The beverage could damage the vagina’s top layer of cells, removing healthy bacteria, thus, allowing women to become vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases, Anderson said.

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